Is wscsvc.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of wscsvc.dll:









File purpose and description:

wscsvc.dll is a program most likely was already installed on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer. Always double check the disk location, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location. The disk location is shown below for you. This wscsvc program is part of your Windows OS, and it will run as a service in the background on your PC whenever you reboot your computer. This is most often found on Windows Vista and Windows 7 PC's. It is known as the Windows Security Center software, although XP computers that have been patched with Windows update may also find this on their computer. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
wscsvc.dll

File type:
This is a dll program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found on the c:\windows\ folder path. You will find this in more then one folder as you will see another name of wscsvc.dll.mui. wscsvc.dll.mui is also a safe software module.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, wscsvc.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of wscsvc.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!